15888288185_27d4385d0d_oSheree Banning

Sheree is from Winton in Outback Western Queensland. In 2014, she was Producer of Shockwave Festival in Blackall and has now taken on Managing the Shockwave Program and Festival in 2015. Sheree is a great believer in the potential of young people and has worked with them as a youth worker, teacher, facilitator and mentor. With a background in youth development and education (primary), Sheree enjoys working with young people to explore and
enhance their skills.

Sheree has produced many community events for families and young people and has worked throughout the Central West Queensland towns of Longreach, Barcaldine, Alpha and Blackall delivering programs. Sheree particularly loves working with young people in remote areas to give them access to opportunities that are rare. Sheree loves working from home on a property that her and her husband manage 60km SW of Winton. She travels between towns to run the Shockwave Program and Festival.

image (10)2Kahlee Dendle

Kahlee is Shockwave’s new Program Officer. Raised in Tambo in Central Queensland, Kahlee moved to Blackall when she was 15 to finish school and has remained an integral part of the community ever since. She completed a traineeship at the local Pharmacy and subsequently worked there full time for many years. As someone who has prior knowledge of the challenges faced by young people growing up in regional areas – Kahlee is passionate about making opportunities for young people to learn new skills and express themselves through the Shockwave program and festival.

Kahlee also has experience as an Accounts Clerk and is currently studying a Bachelor of Financial Planning through the University of Central Queensland. She hopes the skills learnt throughout her studies will be helpful in the production of future Shockwave events.